Today's game against Ohio State marked the final regular season home game for U-M seniors Lester Abram, Dion Harris, Brent Petway and Courtney Sims. All four were honored prior to the game in a recognition ceremony.
In U-M coach Tommy Amaker's annual tradition, the graduating seniors each started in their final home game. Seniors Lester Abram, Dion Harris, Brent Petway, Courtney Sims, along with sophomore Jerret Smith, were the U-M starters against Ohio State.
By playing against Ohio State, Courtney Sims and Ron Coleman have yet to miss a game in their respective careers. Sims has played in 129 straight games, while Coleman has played in 95 straight for the Maize and Blue.
Tonight's game against Ohio State marked the fourth sellout at Crisler Arena this season. It is also the third straight sellout for the U-M (Indiana, Michigan State and OSU).
Today's game marked the second No.1 ranked opponent Michigan has faced this season. The Wolverines other No. 1 foe was UCLA, which the Maize and Blue played Dec. 23.
Michigan finished the regular season with a 17-3 mark at Crisler Arena. The 17 wins is the second best total in the 40-year history of the building.
Michigan closed the regular season with 20 wins, giving the Wolverines the most prior to postseason in nine seasons.
With his 19 points against Ohio State, Dion Harris posted his 21st double-digit scoring performance of the season and the 13th in his last 17 games. Overall, Harris now has 83 total double-figure performances in his career.
With his 19 points against Ohio State, Dion Harris moved into the 14th position all-time on U-M's scoring list. He now has 1,551 career points; Harris passed Jimmy King (1992-94), who closed his career with 1,542 points. Coincidentally, King was on hand at the game against the Buckeyes.
With his 11 points against Ohio State, Brent Petway tallied his eighth double-digit scoring performance this season. It is the 27th in his career.
With his 11 points against Ohio State, Courtney Sims became the 25th Wolverine in history to surpass 1,300 career points. He now has 1,303 points in his four years.
After playing in 37 total minutes against Ohio State, Jerret Smith reset his career-best for single game minutes. It's the third straight game Smith has reset the mark.
With seven assists, Jerret Smith tied his season-best. He has also had seven assists against Purdue on Jan. 20. He now has 99 total assists on the season.
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